The storyline could have been an excellent one. A former member of the Echo Park Tribe is released from prison after a thirty year stretch for murder which she participated in along with a group of others in August, 1979, the 10th anniversary of the Manson Family murders of Sharon Tate and her friends and Leno and Rosemary LoBianco.
When the woman is caught drinking alone at Venice Beach, a local police officer tells her this is not permitted, so she pours the alcohol into the sand. Soon after, she is found murdered and it looks certain that her death is a case of revenge. Unfortunately, we all get just a little bit sidetracked by the fact that Detective Winters' wife was once involved in an arson case which could lead to conflict of interest, among other things.
What could have been good was not. I expect a lot better from Dick Wolf and his team.